Is your menstrual cycle causing you excessive emotional distress? You could be suffering more than PMS.
Have you noticed how just before you get your period you seem to turn a completely different person? possibly hard to be around? You get so tired, moody, become depressed and irritable and ready to pick a fight especially with those close to you. You become your worst critic. Once you get your period you’re back to your old self.
If this happens to you, you may be experiencing Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)?
PMDD is more than feeling bloated, getting cramps and having breast tenderness. It is a type of depression that can significantly negatively impact your life including work, social life and relationships.
Three to 8 of 100 Australian women are likely to experience Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. If not treated properly, PMDD can negatively affect relationships with all those around you.
Planning ahead of time and what you can do to look after yourself to reduce the effects of PMDD can help in wanting to hide away every month.
Developing The Right Treatment Plan for you
At Vida Psychology we have over 17 years of experience supporting and helping women with PMDD. We take the time to listen how PMDD impacts your life and those around you. This then assists us in developing a tailored treatment plan especially written for you.
Discover how to put an end to overwhelming periods by calling one of our Psychologists on 9328 3636